Nine BHS students join Putnam Lake FD

The future of the emergency services field in Putnam County is today’s youth. With increasing emergency calls taxing the limits of veteran firefighters and EMS providers, fire departments, and ambulance corps countywide are seeking new blood to man engines and ambulances when crises arise. The Putnam Lake Fire Department realized the need for a new infusion of membership and recently […]

Celebrating the red, white, and blue

Boys and girls in the Brewster School District will look back years from now and remember a special observance that recognized Old Glory. Last week, Brewster American Legion Past-Commander Ron Lipschitz visited both Garden Street School and the John F. Kennedy Elementary School with special gifts—new American flags, New York State flags, and MIA-POW flags to replace old and tattered […]

Changing of the guard at Brewster Middle School

Dr. JoAnne Januzzi promises not to shed too many tears when the 900-plus students at the Henry Wells Middle School in Brewster walk out the door for the final time Friday on the last day of class. After nearly 30 years in public education, Dr. Januzzi will be retiring from her post as principal and will be replaced on July […]

Over the Rainbow raises money for Cystic Fibrosis

Nursery school children learned what it means to give by participating in the Over the Rainbow Cystic Fibrosis Mini-March in Brewster. Last week, children enrolled in the school “marched” in a musical parade around the Brewster Square Shopping Plaza on Route 6 and collected donations. The children, ranging in age from infants to six year olds, also competed in an […]

Brewster Board of Ed Wraps Up

The last Brewster Board of Education meeting for the fiscal, and academic, year took place June 22 at 7:30pm. The night’s agenda was long, but the board members still took time to recess for cake and refreshments to celebrate what they said was, in spite of many challenges, one of Brewster’s best years. After coming to the district in 1987 […]

Old flags retired in Mahopac

What happens to old flags that become torn and tattered? Groups of Boy Scouts from the greater Mahopac area learned a life’s lesson last week when visiting the Mahopac American Legion Post. Veterans discussed the proper method used to dispose of Old Glory when the worn, torn, and faded red, white, and blue need replacement. The scouts were taught how […]

Joanne Bellontine is a survivor

Joanne Bellontine calls herself a survivor. The Carmel woman who grew up in foster homes, found her way out of an abusive first marriage before being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing multiple reconstructive surgeries, has published what she describes as an “inspirational memoir.” Resilience Matters was originally written for Bellontine’s children and grandchildren as a testament to the value […]

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 1374 installs officers

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Daniel J. O’Brien Post 1374, of 32 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, held its installation of officers for 2010-11 on Tuesday, May 4, officiated by Part District 2 President (2002-03) Irene Rohde. The Slate of 2010-11 officers is as follows: President- Joan Russell, Holmes; Senior VP-Margaret Imbo, Carmel; Junior VP-Diane O’Brien, Carmel; Treasurer-Carol […]

‘Critical’ blood drive takes place Friday

Due to all the leisurely distractions that come during the summer months, there is an increase in the need for blood. Putnam County will be doing its part Friday for the Greater New York Blood Bank and the Hudson Valley Blood Services when the county’s semi-annual blood drive sponsored by the Putnam Bureau of Emergency Services, Stephen Driscoll Chapter of […]

To the People of the State of New York:


TTo the People of the State of New York: WE PROCEED now to an examination of the judiciary department of the proposed government. In unfolding the defects of the existing Confederation, the utility and necessity of a federal judicature have been clearly pointed out. It is the less necessary to recapitulate the considerations there urged, as the propriety of the […]